Miss Gordon’s Strathspey- Fochabers
A strathspey by William Marshall, from "William Marshall’s Scottish Airs, Melodies, Strathspeys, Reels etc" (1822).
The ABC is adapted from Richard Robinson’s transcription.
Marshall worked for Alexander, 4th Duke of Gordon, who was responsible for the creation of the village of Fochabers (now like a small toon). It is likely one of his daughters that the tune was dedicated to.
Which one, I’m not sure. Of his legitimate offspring, there is a choice of five: Charlotte, Madelaine, Susan, Louisa or Georgiana.
I must point out that the original published title of this tune is "Miss Gordon’s Strathspey- Fochabers".
It doesn’t seem to meet with much favour here.